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Old 09-08-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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I like to consider myself a patient woman.

So after being told by my dealer that they had allocation, I have now been told that they do not. I ordered in late June, was given an eta of late Sept., and was still at 1100 yesterday. I was also told they have 3 Camaros ordered there and mine was #1. Now they tell me they "don't have allocation and usually don't get one - the car will be considered a priority because it's already sold."

Uh, yeah, mine and everyone else's.

I like to consider myself a patient, easygoing person, but I'm...what was the word used in Gladiator? Vexed. I, ladies and gentlemen, am vexed.

My questions to you: What would you do? Would you go elsewhere? Will I be able to get my $1000 deposit back? And if I stick w/ this dealer, how long will it be to get it if they -don't- have allocation?
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:22 PM   #2
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where are you and what are you ordering? I, personally, would shop elsewhere...just my .02.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:30 PM   #3
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It will be a long time if they don't get allocation. They have to have that first. This is actually rediculous having to wait this long and some people have gotten theirs in a month and half. If you can get your deposit back go to another dealer. I've been waiting a long time too and they failed to advise me of the process when I ordered. "Oh yeah, It will be here in three months" they said. No car yet.

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Old 09-08-2009, 06:31 PM   #4
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:31 PM   #5
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I went through the same thing...ordered in March and finally came to the realization that they were misleading me in August...I am a slow learner and didn't want to believe that they were being untruthful and just trying to string me along for a sale. I cancelled that order (which is still at 1100) and ordered with a dealer with an open allocation at MSRP. I have a TPW of 9-14 and should have my car in Oct. Confront them and ask for your deposit to be returned and order from a respectable dealer with an open allocation...you will not be disappointed!
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:32 PM   #6
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First, I would post the name of the dealer on here and inform the dealership that you've posted negative feedback about them on a site with over 15k potential buyers.

Second, I would call CamaroScotty.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:33 PM   #7
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where are you and what are you ordering? I, personally, would shop elsewhere...just my .02.
Ordering a black automatic 2SS, in OK, ordering from dealer in Hugo OK.

My parents ordered their Cadillac from this dealer and raved about them. I honestly don't think they're being dishonest so much as they're just uninformed. The salesman actually told me (the female customer, gotta love it) I "seemed to know more about it than they did."

...talk about instilling buyer confidence.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:37 PM   #8
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I would check on getting back the deposit and going elsewhere. There are plenty of good dealers out there that aren't going to give you the run around. You might also check spastic squirrel and see if they have been getting camaros for their dealership. Maybe they are telling you no allocations and then ordering for themselves. Either way, doesn't seem like a good thing from that dealership.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:37 PM   #9
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Get your $ back and find another dealer. My dealer had allocation and I got my car in 31 days from the day we went 1100. You shouldn't have to wait any longer than 45 days to get your car.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:38 PM   #10
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You were lied to. That's enough to find another dealer. Second they have no allocations. Another reason to find another dealer. Your deposit was for a Camaro to be delivered around the date they told you. Being that they lied to you, they'd better refund your deposit ASAP or else that's a little thing called fraud. If you stick with this dealer (no reason to stick with them IMO) with no allocation then you'd get a Camaro, maybe with all the features you want, when they do away with the allocation system. Maybe next year some time? Why wait? There are a number of great dealers to deal with. Find an honest one that sells at MSRP and only use them. Definitely warn other members here on this forum to stay away from them and post your city/state so others (like Scotty) can help you find a reputable local dealer.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:42 PM   #11
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Ordering a black automatic 2SS, in OK, ordering from dealer in Hugo OK.

My parents ordered their Cadillac from this dealer and raved about them. I honestly don't think they're being dishonest so much as they're just uninformed. The salesman actually told me (the female customer, gotta love it) I "seemed to know more about it than they did."

...talk about instilling buyer confidence.
You're not terribly far from Eric at Classic Chevrolet in Dallas. Definitely call him!! He gets from me and is very well known on these forums and is Scotty approved!
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:41 PM   #12
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there are a few black ones that are already at the dealers..

look under commercial vendor classifieds > autos and scan a few of the entries. You should be able to find one on the lot set up the way you wanted it, or an already placed order that is enroute. There were at least 5 black ones that i found that could be yours with a phone call.
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:47 PM   #13
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I would be patient like you have been and stick it out.
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:22 PM   #14
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Personally find another dealer. They should know when they are getting allocations. I can tell you what we have for this month in allocations easy.
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:49 PM   #15
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Welcome to the "Oklahoma Chevy Dealer Misled Me" group. My story about my attempted Camaro purchase was posted earlier in the general forum. What is up with these Oklahoma Dealers? GM needs to be paying attention...GM in Oklahoma is in TROUBLE!!

Sorry to hear of your troubles!

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Old 09-08-2009, 09:37 PM   #16
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So after being told by my dealer that they had allocation, I have now been told that they do not. I ordered in late June, was given an eta of late Sept., and was still at 1100 yesterday. I was also told they have 3 Camaros ordered there and mine was #1. Now they tell me they "don't have allocation and usually don't get one - the car will be considered a priority because it's already sold."

Uh, yeah, mine and everyone else's.

I like to consider myself a patient, easygoing person, but I'm...what was the word used in Gladiator? Vexed. I, ladies and gentlemen, am vexed.

My questions to you: What would you do? Would you go elsewhere? Will I be able to get my $1000 deposit back? And if I stick w/ this dealer, how long will it be to get it if they -don't- have allocation?
Yes I would go somewhere else. I did with my situation. I ordered from a dealer in Blanchard, OK and I had to go somewhere else because they lied to me about my allocation too. In fact its still sitting at 1100 (and I originally ordered June 20). I am getting mine from Austin, TX now. I bet if you go somewhere else across the Red River too, you will probably get yours quicker. It wouldn't hurt to try. Did they tell you your deposit was refundable?
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:19 PM   #17
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Do what I did..find another dealer with allocation. You will be glad that you did.
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:14 PM   #18
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You're not terribly far from Eric at Classic Chevrolet in Dallas. Definitely call him!! He gets from me and is very well known on these forums and is Scotty approved!
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:38 PM   #19
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Ordering a black automatic 2SS, in OK, ordering from dealer in Hugo OK.

My parents ordered their Cadillac from this dealer and raved about them. I honestly don't think they're being dishonest so much as they're just uninformed. The salesman actually told me (the female customer, gotta love it) I "seemed to know more about it than they did."

...talk about instilling buyer confidence.
There has been a giant learning curve on this whole process. Never before in the history of the world have we had the level of access we had on this order. All of us even knew what train car it was on! We watched the railyard from satellite. I talked to one of the guys that built my car, and one who painted it. When we got our car, one of the salesmanagers pulled me aside and asked how we did all that! We all learned together on this one!
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:54 PM   #20
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How can you tell if your dealer really has an allocation or not. My guess is they are going to tell you they do no matter what anyway! Can it be checked out? Camaro Scotty, what is the real truth?
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:20 PM   #21
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There has been a giant learning curve on this whole process.
I'd like to learn when I can get this car!

So, does anyone know when a dealer can expect to take delivery if they DON'T have allocation? What am I looking at here? I've already contacted a few dealers here on this forum, and am looking at more..
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:59 PM   #22
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Basically, 1100 means your dealer has entered your order and there it sits until it is accepted by GM which is code 2000. The time between these codes vary greatly depending on how many allocations the dealer gets per week. Some dealers take deposits on "open allocations" only which is why those orders (like mine) go immediately from 1100 to 2000. Other dealers take orders/deposits on allocations they expect or anticipate to get over the future weeks and months to come. That varies based on a number of factors that have to do with your dealer and there dealings with GM. Sales, inventory, types of cars sold, competing like car models being sold in your area are some of the factors that affect this. These dealers sometimes refuse to tell you their allocation information. In my opinion, they want to hide information from you and you should take you business elsewhere. Most trustworthy dealers understand how informed we are as buyers and provide this information in order to gain our business. You can be the judge.

Bottom line, get your dealer to inform you of how many allocations they get on average per week and how far down you are on the list. This will give you a better idea. Once you go to 2000, it can vary from 39 days to 8 weeks before you actually get to pick up your car. At least those are the parameters I've seen on multiple posts in the various threads.
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:36 PM   #23
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If you are near MD and want a 1SS IBM let me know brand new for MSRP I was just laid off and will not be able to afford it.
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:56 PM   #24
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Yes I would go somewhere else. I did with my situation. I ordered from a dealer in Blanchard, OK and I had to go somewhere else because they lied to me about my allocation too. In fact its still sitting at 1100 (and I originally ordered June 20). I am getting mine from Austin, TX now. I bet if you go somewhere else across the Red River too, you will probably get yours quicker. It wouldn't hurt to try. Did they tell you your deposit was refundable?

Ha! forced across the Red River to get one from the ENEMIES' dealerships....

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Ordering a black automatic 2SS, in OK, ordering from dealer in Hugo OK.

My parents ordered their Cadillac from this dealer and raved about them. I honestly don't think they're being dishonest so much as they're just uninformed. The salesman actually told me (the female customer, gotta love it) I "seemed to know more about it than they did."

...talk about instilling buyer confidence.
That bugged me too! I know they were trying to be nice, like "hey, we respect that you know a lot about this car," but really it just made me think I would have to watch over everything like a hawk because they wouldn't know enough to handle things on their own. The order turned out fine, but now I'm running into the problem again because none of them know about the updated software GM's come up with for MP3's.
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